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June 23, 2009

Card by Words

Card by Words
-(More ESD Activities, Language Game)-

I write this game for my friend, Sita Rani in RMI. She ask me if I had any ideas to make the children learn English in more attractive way. Well, maybe you can use this idea, Ms. Sita ^_^ . For teachers out there, if you want to learn different languages (include local language ; like in my country) maybe you also can use this activity.

Because this is an environment friendly site, I will bring this game into environment friendly topic too...

Needs
Some cards from paper
A field, forest, near a river or in a garden is acceptable

First, teacher look around his/her class. What is interesting in that place? And then in cards, teacher write down in English (or maybe you also can play this game to learn local language) about the things around you.

It can be (for example only) : CHAIR, TABLE, WOOD, IRON, FLOWER, SOIL, SNAIL, GRASS, BANANA TREE, ROCK, STONE, CRICKET, ANT, KID, SHOES, etc.

The game is simple. We can play it with two kids or a group of kids. In some modification, we can play this game like :
1. One kid mode : give all cards to them, they must place the cards into objects written in the cards. We note the time. To learn about speaking, we can modified this game: they must speak the word after they place the card. When they place the card in right place and say good pronounce they can move to another target
2. 1 group mode : the game is similar with game number one, but the rules is : one kid can only get one card to place. So in this game, all kids will learn English in random words. Don't forget, it's an estafet game - so they must place the card one by one.
3. 2 group mode (competition). Like game number two, but the speed is essential. If you have another teacher to accompany another group, it is better, so you also can learn about speaking too.

To connect this game into more environmental / nature friendly game, you can discuss some topics related with the cards we played.

Picture taken from www.royalweddingcards.com

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